A small town located in Colorado, Ponderosa Park has just over 3,000 residents. Middle-aged professionals will feel right at home, as they account for an above-average percentage of the population, while young professionals are less well-represented. With an average age of just over 43, the town's population is older than most cities in Colorado. Renters tend to be in the minority in Ponderosa Park, and 96% of residents own their homes. Relatively high rent costs may play a role, as the average rent of $1,665 a month is substantially higher than the state average of $1,191.
With an average commute time of about 41 minutes, longer than most cities in the state, Ponderosa Park residents know that it takes some patience getting to work. Many residents (52%) drive their car or truck to work, while public transit isn't widely used. Walking isn't a common method of commuting to work.
Ponderosa Park has a relatively high percentage of residents over the age of 25 who have Bachelor's degrees (17%) compared to the national average (13%). Additionally, 6% have a Master's degree or Doctorate. There are three primary industries in Ponderosa Park: retail, construction, and healthcare. Combined, these industries account for 24% of the labor force in the town. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 10% of residents work in sales, making it the top field in the town. Ponderosa Park workers earn an average annual income of around $117,000, around $36,000 more than those elsewhere in Colorado. The town's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345.
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